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5 gallon bucket lid falls off

Fixing the problem of the lid falling off.

The 5 gallon bucket waterer got a little warped creating a lid falling off problem.

A galvanized wire loop should hold it in place when we move it at night.

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Here's what I do: I just put the lid on permanently snapped in place. I drill a hole in the side of the bucket near the top to use as a filler hole. Most of the time, I fill the water bucket with a hose. But I also use a watering can without the rose, too. I just stick the water supply source into the hole and let 'er rip 'till full. The lid stays on, the water stays clean, and I stay mellow.
Comment by Tim Inman Tue May 2 09:23:16 2017
You need to try the snap on/threaded insert Gamma lids. Have used them for years and they work great,never any problems.
Comment by bob Tue May 2 10:11:40 2017

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